Tagged With iphone-special

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We've spent the past four weeks showcasing our favourite apps for the iPhone. There's a lot we didn't fit in, and a few of our decisions weren't universally accepted. So now's your chance to tell us? What did we miss? What did we get wrong? What apps do you think every iPhone owner needs to have on their iPhone?

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Back when you got your first Nokia, who would have dreamed of playing a first person shooter on a phone? A good first person shooter on a phone even? N.O.V.A. is a fantastic FPS, pushing the iPhone to its graphical boundaries and offering both an epic one player campaign and online multiplayer. What more could you want?

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If you want custom ringtones on your iPhone, you either need to buy them, or drag your music over to Garageband (or a similar Windows based audio program) and edit it down to ringtone-sized pieces. Ringtone Maker Pro makes the process of making a ringtone for your iPhone a bit easier, although the syncing side of things still needs a bit of work.

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Yeah, it's been done. Everyone's got it, played it, sworn at the f$&king pigs and moved on. But if we're talking about the truly awesome apps for the iPhone here with iAppalooza, how can we not recommend this?

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If you don't use the free service DropBox already, you're missing out on one of the best online services for syncing and sharing files. The fact that there's a free iPhone app available for the service is just the icing on the cake of awesome they've created.

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We weren't going to include Fruit Ninja in iAppalooza. Not because we didn't like it - on the contrary, it's one of the best games ever invented for a touchscreen device, and it's Aussie made as well. No, we weren't going to include it because, at over two million sales worldwide, you've probably already got it installed on your phone anyway. What changed our minds was the multiplayer mode that came when Halfbrick added Game Center support.

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Since joining the fatherhood fraternity, my wine collection has become what the French call, "le crap". But so that I can ensure that every bottle is worth buying, I always use the Aussie made Cellar app.

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There are thousands of apps on the app store designed for tracking your mobile phone usage, be it phone calls or data. But Consume takes that to a whole other level, letting you keep track of almost everything.

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If you've never been stranded in a foreign city with a dire need to find a public restroom as a direct result of the previous night's curry, you've never truly travelled. And this is what makes Layar a necessary travel companion - it will show you not just where the public toilets are, but a heap of relevant information superimposed over the real world, to help you find what you need wherever you are.

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If you watch or listen to a lot of podcasts on your iPhone, you're probably well aware of the stupid limitations put on direct downloading podcasts to your phone, with Apple instead pushing you to download through iTunes and sync regularly. There's a better way, and it's called Podcatcher.

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How many times have you been somewhere and needed to tell someone your address quickly? Address Me! uses your iPhone's GPS to pinpoint your location and then let you text or email the address.

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As a general rule, most web content is relatively short. But occasionally you stumble across something a bit longer, that you want to take in at your leisure. But if you're not connected to the internet, you'll need an app like Instapaper.

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Getting a cab in Sydney is a hit and miss affair - both in finding a free cab and getting a driver who doesn't treat Ray Hadley like the messiah. That's why we use Taxi Pro to book cabs on the odd occasion we have to jump into a cab.

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While Reeder is probably our favourite RSS reading app on the App Store, it's not exactly the most aesthetically pleasing. That's why we also like Pulse News Mini, which adds some design flare to your RSS reading.

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If you're travelling overseas, there's a good chance you may encounter a bit of a language barrier at some point. Thankfully, you can bust that communication breakdown with the Free iTranslate app.

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Google Reader is the best damned RSS reader on the web today. But the Google app for iPhone just pushes you into Safari, which is useless if you're stuck somewhere with an intermittent data connection. That's where Reeder comes in to save the day.

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If you've ever travelled on Sydney public transport, you'll know that it's neither overly reliable or easy to use. Fortunately, the TripView Sydney timetable app is, which almost makes up for it.

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If you've ever used the iPhone's generic weather app , you'll know that it is completely useless for Australians - you can only get a rough approximation of capital cities, with no fine-tuning for local areas. And it's often completely wrong. That's why you need something like Pocket Weather AU, a comprehensive Australian weather app that gets up to date information from the Bureau of Meteorology.